San Diego, California Truck Accident Lawyers
The San Diego, California truck accident lawyers at Jeffrey Estes Injury Lawyers understand the unique challenges that injury victims face after a truck crash. The sheer size of these vehicles increases the risk that victims might suffer serious injuries. The trucking industry also does big business. The value of the trucking industry in the U.S. is $732 billion. In a given year, over 4000 people die in truck accidents and over 100,000 people are injured. If another big industry posted these same injury rates, there would likely be a public outcry. Imagine if 4000 people died in plane crashes each year! That’s the equivalent of 4 to 5 jumbo jets crashing every 12 months! There would be calls for increased safety. Yet, thousands of people are killed and injured each year in trucking accidents, and we take it as a matter of fact.
The truck industry is highly regulated. Truck drivers and companies must abide by strict trucking laws and regulations, and when companies violate these laws, accidents can occur. Truck drivers must pass regular medical examinations, trucks must be regularly maintained and properly loaded, and drivers are limited in how long they can operate a truck on a given day or week. Truck drivers may not be permitted to take certain medications or operate a truck with certain medical conditions. Trucks are also more strictly regulated for other safety factors like distracted driving, speeding, and more.
If you’ve been hurt in a truck accident in San Diego, California, a truck accident lawyer at Jeffrey Estes Injury Lawyers may be able to help you. Our lawyers can review the circumstances leading up to your crash, identify any safety laws or regulations that may have been violated, and fight insurance companies or negligent parties to help you get the settlement you may deserve under the law. If you or someone you love was hurt in a truck accident, you may only have a limited time to make a claim under the law. Contact the truck accident lawyers in San Diego, California at Jeffrey Estes Injury Lawyers today to learn more.
San Diego, California Semi Truck, Big Rig And 18-Wheeler Accident Lawyers
The semi-truck accident lawyers in San Diego, California at Jeffrey Estes Injury Lawyers work with individuals and families who have been impacted by semi-truck and 18-wheeler accidents. If you or someone you love was hurt in a semi-truck or 18-wheeler accident in San Diego, California, you and your family may be entitled to seek damages for your medical expenses, rehabilitation expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Semi-truck and 18-wheeler accidents can be more complicated to litigate or pursue than automobile accident claims.
What is an 18-wheeler? An 18-wheeler is a commercial truck that includes a cabin and truck trailer. An 18-wheeler will have 18 wheels to carry this heavy load. If you or someone you love was hurt in an 18-wheeler accident, the 18-wheeler accident lawyers in San Diego, California at Jeffrey Estes Injury Lawyers may be able to help you with your personal injury claim.
What is a Semi-Truck? A semi-truck is a combination of a cab and trailer in a commercial truck. A semi-truck may also be an 18-wheeler, though sometimes a semi-truck might have a smaller trailer or even more than one trailer, resulting in more or less than 18 wheels. If you’ve been hurt in a semi-truck accident, the semi-truck accident lawyers in San Diego, California at Jeffrey Estes Injury Lawyers may be able to help you with your case.
Whether you were hurt in an 18-wheeler, semi-truck, bus, or other commercial vehicle accident, Truck companies make billions of dollars each year and are required to abide by strict federal laws. When a truck accident happens, truck drivers may not be the only party responsible for the crash. For example, truck companies, maintenance companies, and other parties may also be responsible. Finally, truck companies are required to have high limit insurance policies to cover victims and drivers in the event an accident takes place. But in the case of serious injuries, insurance companies may push back harder on claims. In this case, the assistance of a semi-truck accident lawyer in San Diego, California may be helpful.
The U.S. Department of Transportation reports thousands of truck accident fatalities and hundreds of thousands of injuries each year. Often, these accidents are caused by multiple factors, and a number of parties can be held liable for the pain, suffering and damages that result. Causes of truck accidents can include a driver’s failure to follow hours of service laws, a truck company’s failure to properly maintain or load the vehicle, or the failure of the truck company to vet its drivers and properly manage them. If you’ve been hurt in a truck accident in San Diego, California, Jeffrey Estes Injury Law is here to help you. We can investigate your accident, determine if the trucking company violated any laws, and fight for your rights. Contact our San Diego, California semi-truck accident lawyers today to learn more. We are here to help.
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Jeffrey Estes Injury Lawyers, APC, provides accessible service and aggressive representation to persons involved in serious trucking accidents, car accidents and related motor vehicle accidents. Based in Southern California, the firm is proud to serve residents of San Diego, Orange County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, Imperial County and and neighboring cities. Our truck accident, 18-wheeler, and semi-truck accident settlements speak for themselves. We have secured a $2.8 million settlement against a cement company, a $1.25 million settlement against a truck and construction company, and a $785,000 settlement in a case involving a car and truck accident. While we believe our results speak for themselves, we also understand that every truck accident case is unique. Our truck accident lawyers in San Diego, California work with victims and families to help them get the settlement they may deserve under the law. Reach out to our truck, semi-truck, and 18-wheeler accident lawyers in San Diego, California at Jeffrey Estes Injury Law today.
Truck Accident Claims in San Diego, California are Different from Auto Accident Cases
Due to their size and weight, commercial or big rig truck accidents are tremendously destructive, and therefore are more likely to cause serious physical harm and significant property damages. If you or a loved one has been involved in a catastrophic trucking accident, a personal injury lawyer can help you pursue legal recovery. Contact the 18-wheeler attorney in San Diego, California at Jeffrey Estes Injury Lawyers today to learn more about your rights and options under the law. You and your family may only have a limited amount of time to seek damages following a semi-truck accident. The semi-truck accident lawyers in San Diego, California at Jeffrey Estes Injury Lawyers are here to help.
The Importance of Finding An Experienced Trial Lawyer for Semi-Truck Accidents in San Diego, California/strong>
Semi-trucking accident lawyers in San Diego, California, Jeffrey E. Estes and Alton J. Smith bring the trial experience and fact-finding skills needed to prove negligence in commercial truck, big rig and 18-wheeler accidents. Having represented countless plaintiffs in Southern California with filing personal injury claims to collect due compensation, they can assist you by gathering the evidence and expert testimony needed to gain maximum recovery. In the aftermath of a semi-truck accident, you and your family may have many questions. In some cases, it may be possible to settle your truck accident case through negotiation. A truck accident lawyer in San Diego, California at Jeffrey Estes Injury Law can review your situation, negotiate with insurance companies, and fight to help you settle your case with a negligent truck company outside of court. Yet, if negotiation doesn’t work, the 18-wheeler accident lawyers in San Diego, California at Jeffrey Estes Injury Lawyers are ready and willing to take your case to court.
Much may be at stake and you want a truck accident lawyer in San Diego, California ready to go all the way for you and your family. You may be facing high medical bills, serious injuries that have left you or a loved one disabled and out of work, and other losses. If you’ve been hurt in a semi-truck accident, you and your family may wonder how you can make a claim with the truck insurance company if the truck driver or company was at fault, how you can determine who was at fault for your crash, and what your claim might be worth. The semi-truck accident lawyers in San Diego, California at Jeffrey Estes Injury Lawyers can help you answer your questions. Not sure where to turn after an 18-wheeler accident? Reach out to the 18-wheeler accident lawyers at Jeffrey Estes Injury Lawyers in San Diego, California today.
A San Diego semi-truck accident lawyer can help you with a range of issues related to your accident. For example, we can determine what your semi-truck accident claim might be worth. The value of your semi-truck accident claim will depend on many factors. For example, in order to collect damages, you and your family will need to show that the truck driver or truck company was responsible for your accident. Other factors that may affect the value of your claim include the value of your medical and rehabilitation costs, how long you’ll be out of work due to your injury, and the seriousness of your injury. More serious injuries may result in more long-term disability and may result in higher claims. The 18-wheeler accident lawyers in San Diego, California at Jeffrey Estes Injury Lawyers can also use formulas to determine pain and suffering damages and other losses.
Knowing the value of your semi-truck accident claim is important when negotiating with truck companies and with insurance companies. Sometimes insurance companies might provide truck accident victims with lower settlements than they may deserve. While insurance companies are required to honor their obligations, they may try to pay the lowest possible settlement. Knowing what your claim is worth can give you power when negotiating with insurance adjusters and negligent parties. When you work with a semi-truck accident lawyer in San Diego, California at Jeffrey Estes Injury Lawyers, our attorneys can negotiate with insurance companies for you and write demand letters. Many cases can be settled outside of court, through negotiation.
Finally, a semi-truck accident law firm in San Diego, California like Jeffrey Estes Injury Lawyers understands the laws specific to truckers and trucking companies. Truck companies and truck drivers can be held responsible for driving longer than federal hours of service permits. They can also be held liable if a truck was overloaded, or not properly maintained. Other factors, like reviewing a driver’s history or medical records, and safety policies can play a role in truck company and driver liability. The semi-truck accident lawyers in San Diego, California at Jeffrey Estes Injury Lawyers can help you and your family navigate the complex aspects of the claims process, and help you get the best possible settlement permitted under the law.
Jeffrey Estes Injury Lawyers represents victims involved in all varieties of truck accidents, including:
- Tractor-trailer crash accidents
- Fatal truck accidents
- Semi truck versus passenger vehicle accidents
- Truck versus truck accidents
- Jackknife accidents/faulty brakes
- Underride accidents
- Trucking equipment defects
- Tire blowouts
- Turning accidents
- Distracted truck driver
- Driver negligence
- Truck driver error accidents
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You may only have a limited time to seek damages following a truck accident. The San Diego, California truck accident attorneys at Jeffrey Estes Injury Lawyers understands the unique challenges you may be facing. We offer compassionate and caring counsel to victims and their families. We are here every step of the way.
Contact Jeffrey Estes Injury Lawyers, APC, to speak with a trucking accident lawyer in San Diego California. The sooner you get a lawyer, the sooner he or she can begin preparing your case for trial. Call our offices, or complete an online contact form to schedule a free initial consultation.
We can evaluate your case and offer guidance on what your next steps might be.